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Racial Justice and Healing

Over this last year, in particular, we have witnessed many examples of racial injustice which have contributed to a tremendous amount of angst and strife across our nation, within our communities, and often within our own lives, affecting people in extraordinary ways. In OSU Extension, we believe that there is no place for racism, demonstrated by our mission to “…actively engage in creating conditions in which [all Ohioans] thrive.” We have a daily opportunity to consider how our work can contribute to improving the quality of life for every individual, to reduce inequities (social, racial, health) and to make positive changes within our communities through education and engagement and by living our Principles of Community ( As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Imagine what we can accomplish together in this space.